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Lawyer: Soldier Told to 'Soften Up' Iraqi Prisoners

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Lawyer: Soldier Told to 'Soften Up' Iraqi Prisoners

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Lawyer: Soldier Told to 'Soften Up' Iraqi Prisoners

Lawyer: Soldier Told to 'Soften Up' Iraqi Prisoners

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Paul Bergin, a lawyer for Sgt. Javal Davis, who is accused of abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib, says military intelligence officers ordered his client to "soften up" prisoners for interrogation. Bergin says Davis questioned the orders, but his superior officer dismissed Davis' objections. Bergin speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep.

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